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Historic Private Guest House

Barboursville, VA, USA
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

A charming colonial era cottage circa 1760, simply refurbished to retain its historical identity as The Dowell House. Nestled in private acreage with a small working vineyard and views of the rolling hills and mountains of Central Virginia, just twenty five minutes from the University of Virginia, James Madison's Montpelier or Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Great access to many local wineries, hiking trails and the Shenandoah National Forest. This delightful one and a half story cottage has two bedrooms, original flooring and batten doors, two stone fireplaces and exposed timber beams. A recent addition added the modern comforts of a full kitchen, shower bathroom and laundry. Come relax on the front porch and enjoy the peaceful setting after a day of hiking, history tours or sampling local offerings.


Sue Comstock

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower, no bathtub.


            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basics provided: salt, pepper, sugar, oil, coffee.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games
                                • Television
                                  Local stations.


                                    • Deck / Patio


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing


                                                    • Cottage built circa 1760, and stairs leading to bedrooms are non-standard height. Bathroom is on ground level.

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      1 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Best Kept Secret in Barboursville

                                                      Emily C.

                                                      Bob and Sue have lovingly spent time and energy on every detail of this wonderful home. Walking in is like being transported to a different time ... but the home also features all the modern conveniences that make your time here feel like a luxury. Every appliance is new and the touches are so thoughtful and fine. Close to town, but far enough that you feel immersed in nature, from the trickling creek to the deer (spy the white one?) to the turkeys that appear on the horizon. Don't miss it or tell too many folks about it ... we want to stay here again soon!


                                                      Barboursville, VA, USA

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                                                      Property # 1193344